**CANCELED** Ride On After Dark (ROAD): Steady to Vigorous


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  • This means that prior registration is now REQUIRED.
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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Element Cycles
8215 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Texting is best
Mary N Hoshizaki
20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,200 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for Ride On After Dark (ROAD) starting at Element Cycles in Redmond every Wednesday at 6:00 pm through the end of March. There will be four different pace groups this week:

  • Steady (12-14 mph on the flats)
  • Moderate (14-16 mph)
  • Brisk (16-18 mph)
  • Vigorous (18-20 mph)

Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group; know how to read a cue sheet or make it home should they become separated from the group; know how to change a flat (and have the requisite equipment -- groups will not stop for mechanical issues); and have a positive attitude! Because this is a series with multiple paces, we will regroup at the tops of hills, but ask that riders who are unable to keep up to drop back a pace.

Routes: The routes will be posted in the comments below once finalized, typically on the day before the ride. The route for the Steady and Moderate groups will typically be around 20 miles with up to 1,200 feet of elevation gain. The Brisk (and Vigorous when available) groups will use the same base route with the addition of one or more bonus hills.

Lights: This is an after dark ride; you must come equipped with a headlight (bright enough to light up the road in front of you, and visible to 500 feet) and a taillight. Remember to charge your lights before the ride! Also note that Washington state law requires a red rear reflector when riding at night.

Fenders: If the roads are wet, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry. If you do not have fenders, you may be asked to ride at the back of the group.

Ride start: Please be ready to ride 15 minutes before the start of the ride to sign the liability waiver and hear the safety briefing. Water and restrooms are available inside of Element. For people driving to the start, there is plenty of parking in the lot to the west of Element. For people biking to the start, the parking lot is only a block away from the Sammamish River Trail.

Registration: To save time at the ride start, you are encouraged to sign the online waiver by clicking the red “Register Now” button above. There is no need to un-register if you decide not to ride.

Weather cancellation: Steady rain cancels, or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.



As of 16 March, Cascade Bicycle Club and the Rides Committee have decided to suspend Free Group Rides through the end of March and reevaluate the situation surrounding the coronavirus at that time.

Bicycling is still a great way to exercise and boost your immune system during this time of public health advisory. We encourage you to find a way to continue to ride your bike in a responsible and safe way during the upcoming weeks.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. We look forward to riding as a group again soon. Stay safe and healthy.

Submitted by Matt Ross on

Is the route map available or for this?  Would be great to head out and ride the route solo even though the group ride is canceled.   Thanks!


I am working with Cascade's higher ups to see if we can somehow or another provide routes, but without promoting people to gather unofficially for a group ride.  If you do a search using the term MEETS on Ride with GPS, you will find many rides that start in the Redmond area and are between 20-25 miles.  Please let me know if you find something you like, I'd be interested to know if this method works. Be safe out there, and ride on! 

Element Cycles
8215 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

2 rider(s)

Moderate: [14-16mph]

4 rider(s)

Brisk: [16-18mph]

1 rider(s)

Vigorous: [18-20mph]

2 rider(s)